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March 30th 2023
Why I chose a B Corp accredited political consultancy – and you should too
One of the most powerful but unusual traits in politics is consistency. The public responds to people who look like they might actually do what they say they’ll do. Unfortunately, this just as often leads to the election of ‘straight talking’ people (usually men) who simply tell whoever’s in the room what they want to hear.
Consultancies advising clients on how to engage and interact with the political process must therefore make frequent decisions about who to advise, and how to advise them, and for what purpose. There is serious temptation for boards and executives – whether in the public, private or social sector – simply to mirror back the inconsistent, irrational behaviour they see in the political sphere.
June 24th 2016
In Brussels this morning the sun came up, obscured as always by clouds, and the roads were clogged as usual – even more so because of a general strike that has paralysed the entire...
June 24th 2016
All Over Now
With the victory of Vote Leave in the referendum we are living in a political world turned upside down. Nigel Farage has had his Triumph and the political establishment has been dealt a mighty...
June 1st 2016
Memo from Brussels
The mood among Cameron’s counterparts in the European Council – the heads of state and government of the EU’s 28 member states – is largely resentful and unsympathetic. None of them are truly expecting...
May 9th 2016
Lodestone Recognised as Industry Leader and Expands Across EMEA
Lodestone, a Strategic Communications Consultancy, has this week been recognised for its industry leadership by PRWeek magazine. The publication included Lodestone in the prestigious top 15 ranking of UK headquartered public affairs agencies and listed...
May 7th 2016
New York State of Mind
You'll be forgiven a slight sense of déjà vu. When Donald J. Trump first announced he was running for President the news was greeted with knowing laughs. He would be quickly and roundly exposed...
April 28th 2016
Good Kid, Mad City
Zac Goldsmith is a nice man. Everyone says so, from ex-brother-in-law Imran Khan to many of the environmental activists and Green Party types that he has campaigned alongside for years. He is also rich, good...